Welcome to the School of History

With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from Scotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

For a full list staff and their areas of expertise please click here. Students are encouraged over a four year course to explore their interests before focussing in the final two years on specialist pathways. For our range of Undergraduate course please see here. We also offer a wide range of programmes at postgraduate level from Environmental History to the History of the Book. For the full range of our programmes see here.


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Honours Advising September 2017

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Mediaeval Studies
Mon, 18 September
Alex Woolf (St Andrews)
Ethnicity and Ethnic Replacement in the Early Insular world
5.15 pm, Old Class Library, St John’s House

Institute of Intellectual History
Istvan Hont Memorial Lecture
Tues, 19 September
Gareth Stedman Jones (Queen Mary, University of London)
‘Karl Marx and the Emergence of Social Democracy’
5.15 pm, Room 1.10, St Katharine’s Lodge

Early Modern and Reformation
Thurs, 21 September
Arthur der Weduwen (St Andrews)

'Contested Truths. Making the News in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic'
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room, St John’s House

Late Modern
Mon, 25 September

Kerstin von Lingen (Heidelberg)
Legal Flows. Crimes against Humanity in transnational legal thought, 1899-1945
5.15 pm, Rm 1.10, St Katharine's Lodge

Institute of Scottish Historical Research
Thurs, 28 September
ISHR welcome reception
5.00 pm, Undercroft St John’s House

For full information about the seminar programme please click here